Area of Expertise
General Dentistry, Endodontics (Root Canal Treatment), Prosthodontics (Caps), Periodontics (Gum Disease)
3F Mamebun Bldg. 1-13-5, Ishikawa-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa-ken, Japan 231 – 0868
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
10:00a.m. – 01:30p.m.
03:00p.m. – 07:30p.m.
10:00a.m. – 04:00p.m.
Monday, Sunday, Holidays
Private Insurance Only
Cash and all credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, JCB, Amex and Diners)
Nakamaru Dental Clinic in Yokohama, just a few minutes’ walk from Ishikawacho Station, has been proudly serving both Japanese and foreign patients since 2002. Run by Goro Nakamaru, a very friendly, internationally trained, English-speaking dentist, Nakamaru Dental Clinic stands out as one of the best dental options for those seeking top-of-line dental care.
General Dentistry, Endodontics (Root Canal Treatment), Prosthodontiscs (Caps), Periodontics (Gum Disease), Orthodontics, Esthetic Dentistry, Dental Implants, Emergency Dentistry, Preventive Dentistry, Microscopic Dentistry
Equipment & Devices
Carl Zeiss OPMI pico Surgical Microscope
Dr. Goro Nakamaru, UCLA Certified
Licenses, Accreditation and Awards:
Yokohama City Dentist Association
K-Project Study Group
General dentistry, Endodontics (root canal treatment), Prosthodontiscs (caps), Periodontics (gum disease), Orthodontics, Esthetic dentistry, Dental implants, Emergency dentistry, Preventive dentistry, Microscopic dentistry
Their third-floor office space is comfortable and extremely clean, and staffed by an amicable English-speaking receptionist. In addition to the regular equipment and gear one usually sees at a dental clinic, Nakamaru Dental Clinic is one of the very few in Japan that boasts a powerful industry-grade surgical microscope, allowing their dentists to precisely inspect and work on teeth.
Having studied and been trained in the United States at the well-renowned U.C.L.A., Dr. Nakamaru’s philosophy and approach to dentistry is undeniably more western than Japanese, and his clinic offers more options and different kinds of treatment – most of which are not available at other dental clinics in Japan that operate under Japan’s National Health Insurance System (NHI). Dr. Nakamaru, a long-time critic of NHI, strongly believes that patients who receive treatment under NHI are receiving sub-standard care, and may be doing more long-term damage to their teeth than good.
One of the main reasons, he cites, is that Japanese dentists generally have to see more than twenty patients a day under NHI to keep their practice running. This results in patient visits that are time limited and often rushed. Dentists at Nakamaru Dental Clinic only see five patients a day, and each patient is given exceptionally personal, attentive care. Not only is the required work performed, but often also extra effort and consultation is given to their patients.
3F Mamebun Bldg. 1-13-5, Ishikawa-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa-ken, Japan 231–0868